Stage 1 Results
After what seems like an eternity of waiting (I seriously need to get a life), Steve has posted the stage 1 results. The final group positions are below (Note the ‘missions left’ box has not been updated for any of the games played since the last update – mainly as I don’t have the info to do this).
As you can see, Dan, Paul, myself and Neil topped the groups but as previously noted, the next stage group is actually based according to the points totals from all competitors. As it happens, the four of us did end up with the highest points in the 1st group stage and so are in the top group for the 2nd stage. The results by points total are below.
For the 2nd stage groups we are joined by two new players: Antonio and Luke. As per the comp rules they have joined Groups C and D respectively.
Two players have taken the opportunity to change the armies they are using. Greg has reverted back to his preferred Dark elves (from the Wood elves he was using). I have taken the opportunity to use my new(ish) Beastmen army (As previously discussed here: The Herd of Khazbar the Magnificent).
Whether anyone has changed their actual army list is another question and we’ll only know that after the first update of stage 2 when we see the bonus points.
Steve also added the below to his update:
Just a quick reminder that everyone plays everyone else in their group once. The top 3 finishers in groups A and B will be joined by the winners of groups C and D in the final playoffs:
QF1: Group A 1st v Group D 1st
QF2: Group B 1st v Group C 1st
QF3: Group A 2nd v Group B 3rd
QF4: Group B 2nd v Group A 3rd
SF1: Winner QF1 v Winner QF4
SF2: Winner QF2 v Winner QF3
FINAL: Winner SF1 v Winner SF2
I am still processing the final list changes and I will send out list by group once they are all confirmed.
Chance of qualifying
Technically I have a 3 in 4 chance of qualifying for the quarter finals. I think I might struggle to do so as I’m up against 3 very strong competitors using an army I’m not familiar with and there’s a chance none of them changed their list so I’ll be handicapped on points. Still I won’t just roll over and because we’re using scenarios and there are the secret mission points available it is still viable to not place last.